Spent 3 days in Mandalay and around:
Day 1: Rented a bicycle and toured around the west side of the city near the river, to the palace and Mandalay hill for sunset.
Day 2: Rented a motorbike and drove out of the crazy traffic in the city across the river to Mingun to see the largest pile of bricks in the world. On the way got a flat tire conveniently right beside a repair shop. Also visited the pogada crazy hills of Saigaing and sunset in Inwa village.
Day 3: Lounged around and took bus to Kyaukme ( 6 hours)